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Plein Air Painting Workshop with Louis Copt • Jackson County

Saturday, Sep 17th, 2016 @ 8:30
Rachel Snyder Prairie • 158th and U Road • Mayetta, KS • Map

Bring your art supplies and a camera for a fun and informative morning of Plein Air painting with artist Louis Copt at Rachel Snyder Prairie, southeast of Mayetta, KS. All levels of students are welcome.

Louis will do quick demonstrations in oil and watercolor. The focus of the workshop will be on image selection, composition, atmospheric perspective, color mixing, temperature and value. The workshop emphasis will be on oil and watercolor painting but artists familiar with other mediums are invited to participate.

We will be working outside, so please dress accordingly. Wear neutral colors. Bright colors can reflect on your canvas and interfere with your color choices. Be sure to bring water and sunscreen. A wide brimmed hat is a good idea.

Cost for the workshop is $40.00 and pre-payment is required. Contact GHF at to RSVP and for additional information.

After the workshop, stay for a free lunch and other Prairie Discovery Day activities at Snyder Prairie.

More on Louis Copt:

Artist Louis Copt has been painting full-time since 1984. In 2011, Copt was named “Governor’s Artist” by the Kansas Arts Commission. Louis has lived and traveled in Europe and in 1991, he traveled with the Kansas Geological Survey on a 16-day re-photographic expedition through the Grand Canyon as their official artist. He has led painting workshops to the Kansas Flint Hills, and art travel programs to Washington DC, Los Angeles and Paris, France.

Louis works with oil, acrylic, pastel, and watercolor. Although his main emphasis is on landscape painting, he also does still life and portrait work. He also teaches classes at the Lawrence Art Center and has taught at the University of Kansas.

He is a past board member of the Lawrence Arts Center, past President of the Lawrence Arts Commission and Lawrence Art Guild. Copt has been a member of the Kansas Watercolor Society, the Kansas City Artists Coalition and the Kansas City Barbecue Society. (from

Contact: Kim Bellemere 785-840-8104

Sponsor: Grassland Heritage Foundation

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